Discovering the New Gnome Gnome starts to reinvent itself, cautiouslyDec 28, 2012
The last few years have been troubled for the Gnome Project. Once a premier desktop environment for Linux, it has seen its market share diminish amid user dissatisfaction over Gnome 3 and accusations that the project was ignoring users. Yet, over the last six months, something important has been happening: Slowly and quietly, the members of Gnome have started trying to turn the situation around.more »
Doghouse: Industry Report The software industry and developing countriesDec 19, 2012
A recent report highlights some advantages as well challenges for implementing free software in developing countries.more »
- Red Hat Releases RHEL 6.4 beta and Enterprise Virtualization 3.1
- Amazon Announces Redshift Data Warehouse Service
- Ceph on SUSE
- XtreemFS 1.4
Welcome EditorialDec 19, 2012
As these pages go to print, I notice that we have reached issue 147. The number 147 might not seem particularly noteworthy to the rest of the world, but I noticed it. You see, the first issue with my picture on page 3 was issue 48, and if you count by ones from the beginning of the issue 48 cycle to the end of the issue 147 cycle, you get to 100 issues. This number 100 is always good for a milestone moment in our base 10 universe. Celebrating a numeral is not so important on its own, but having these reasons to look back can provide some context for looking ahead into the future – or looking around at the present.more »
- OpenShift for data centers and clouds
- MariaDB non-profit foundation launched
- Fedora 18 to include Mate desktop
- Oracle repository for kernel changes
- NVidia GeForce R310
- Android OS leads the smartphone market
- Microsoft contemplating yearly major release cycle
- HP writes off US$ 8.8 million on Autonomy
- Stallman alleges “surveillance code” in Unity
Kernel News Zack’s Kernel NewsDec 19, 2012
Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.more »
Machine-generated data is a major factor behind the expansion of the digital Universe.more »
Doghouse: Flourish with FOSS FOSS on the front lines of businessNov 26, 2012
Start-ups, resource-poor enterprises, and nimble organizations turn to Free and Open Source Software to help solve their business problems.more »
Popular open source encryption tool is vulnerable to attack
New “Yakkety Yak” edition emphasizes cloud and servers
Google finally enters the phone hardware business.
Innovative system adds a hard drive and Ubuntu Core to the RPi for an IoT hub.
Linux is two weeks younger than we thought!
The Apache Software Foundation considers retiring OpenOffice
Adobe won’t kill the plugin in 2017
Linux Foundation's big event celebrates the 25th anniversary of Linux
Linux has evolved from “won’t be a professional” project to one of the most professional software projects in the history of computers.